Oven Roasted Mediterranean Potatoes

by Pamela

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Have you ever had an addiction to say crack or prescription meds?  No?  Me either…I was just being nosy and trying to get a better feel for my audience.  But speaking of bad addictions….have you checked out Pinterest?  For the digital age, the only thing that rivals an addiction to that site is maybe internet pr0n.

Remember being a teenager hanging pictures, of tv stars you were convinced you’d be a perfect match for if only you could meet, on your walls?  Or cutting out pictures of dresses or inspirational quotes (ah youth, so naive and unspoiled by reality) and sticking them on a bulletin board?  Then remember your parents screaming at you for ruining their walls by using tape or thumbtacks to hang those pictures?  Well, Pinterest is like that, except it’s all digital (so no ruining walls or having your spouse see which celebs you’re masturbating to crushing on now).

I’ll admit that I’ve fallen into the craze, much more so than Google+.  I have my usual food board (cuz I think I’m supposed to do that) but then I have an “inspirational” board that’s full of really cool stuff that I comment on in my usual bitchy demeanor.  If you’d like to check out my boards (or lack thereof…I only have 2 cuz I refuse to get completely sucked in to the madness), you can check them out here: My Man’s Belly Pinterest Boards.  Follow me if you can’t get enough of my sparkling wit.

Mediterranean-Dishes The Mediterranean Diet

Something else I’m completely addicted to, at the moment, are these Mediterranean potatoes.  Like that smooth segue?  But I am serious about these potatoes.

About a month ago I ventured out to try a new Mediterranean restaurant here in town.  It’s generic like that because they have food from various Mediterranean countries on the menu (which is a good thing since Craig doesn’t like the food from some of those countries, but some he does – it’s all very complicated).  One of the side dishes that caught my eye was the Mediterranean potatoes.  Except they did this treatment to french fries instead of oven roasted potatoes.  Having made this dish myself with whole potatoes (at least 6 times since that day) I will not order the dish that’s on their menu.  I can’t even comprehend how addicted I would be to those fries.

I knew, as soon as I saw what was in the dish I had to make this into a healthy potato recipe.  Plus, all of the ingredients in the dish come from that extremely popular Mediterranean diet that everyone has been talking about.  I wasn’t kidding about the number of times I’ve made these oven roasted potatoes.  I have found that they go with many different main courses, not just Mediterranean dishes.  I’ve even used these potatoes on salads.

These Mediterranean potatoes are so easy to make, and so flavorful, I’m sure you’ll add this healthy potato recipe to your regular routine.  Especially if some of your favorite Mediterranean dishes are those that are heavy on the lemon and garlic.  Don’t worry about leftovers either.  These potatoes keep and re-heat really well, even with the feta cheese on them.

Relationship Advice

AskMen.com has a feature they call the Weekly Pick Up Line.  When I start feeling like I miss the days of being single I pop open a bottle of wine and start pouring glasses (for myself).  Once I’ve finished half of the bottle, I go over to Ask Men and check out the lines.  This makes me feel like I’m back at the bar with my girlfriends and dealing with the douchey lines that guys think are so cool.  I keep drinking until one of the lines actually makes me smile and think that the guy delivering it might actually get lucky.  Most of the time I finish the entire bottle and never find one that even comes close.

I wake up covered in my own drool with a headache the size of Texas and no strange man lying next to me.  Just like when I was single.

To give you an idea of these fantastic odes to love, some of these neanderthals think are poetic gems, I thought I would spare you the internet trip and bring this to you.

“I’ve had a terrible day, and it always makes me happy to see a gorgeous woman smile. Would you smile for me?”


How would you respond to someone saying that to you?


Recipe: Mediterranean Potatoes


  • 1 Pound Small Potatoes
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 4-6 Cloves of Garlic (minced)
  • Handful of Parsley (leaves only – chopped small)
  • 1/2 Lemon (juiced)
  • Feta Cheese
  • Kosher Salt
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Farenheit.
  2. Put potatoes on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle them with the olive oil.
  3. Using your hands, make sure that the potatoes are coated with oil (yes, you’re going to get a bit messy).
  4. Arrange potatoes so that they are well spaced on the pan and cook for 30-40 minutes (they should be slightly browned but soft when pierced with a fork when done).
  5. While the potatoes are cooking, place the garlic and parsley in a medium sized bowl.
  6. When potatoes are done, slide them into the bowl with the garlic and parsley.
  7. Add the lemon juice to the hot potatoes and stir to coat the potatoes with the garlic, parsley and lemon juice.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  9. Add a handful, or two, of feta cheese to the potatoes and stir again.
  10. Serve

Quick notes

I like my potatoes to have a more lemony flavor, so I use the juice of a whole lemon. Adjust this flavor to everyone’s taste.


This recipe also works for larger potatoes. Just make sure you cut them into 1-2 inch pieces.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 30 minute(s)

Diet type: Vegetarian

Diet tags: Gluten free

Number of servings (yield): 2

Culinary tradition: Greek

My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)




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Heather October 12, 2011 at 7:37 am

So..much..feta… *droooool*

Pamela October 20, 2011 at 12:37 pm

And the more the merrier in this recipe. Go crazy!

foodwanderings October 10, 2011 at 9:09 am

Mediterranean potatoes Pammy?! You are speaking my language. Mmm delish lookin’

mymansbelly October 10, 2011 at 4:57 pm

I am so in love with these things it’s bordering on obsession. I’m not sure if it’s the lemon or all of the garlic that does it for me.

Bianca @ South Bay Rants n Raves October 10, 2011 at 9:06 am

Ok I think quite a few of you are twisting my arm now. I may cave & try Pinterest although I can’t leave my Tumblr behind. These potatoes look great. My favorite vegetable. Also on the heels of my olive oil muffins. Good enough reason to check it out if you ask me.

mymansbelly October 10, 2011 at 4:59 pm

meh, interest is another time suck…but I do have some fun with it. It won’t replace my tumblr either. That’s where I pit the stuff that isn’t quite PC enough for here, if you can believe that.

Julia October 10, 2011 at 9:05 am

If you’re addicted to pinterest, then I don’t even know WHAT to call myself…Maybe I just need a life. I’d like a tub of these mediterranean potatoes, k thanks 🙂

Noelle (@singerinkitchen) October 10, 2011 at 8:58 am

Yeah I would be addicted to these! YUM!!!

mymansbelly October 10, 2011 at 4:59 pm

you’ve got to try ’em and let me know why you think.

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